This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure and honour of attending the Classy Chassis Cycles Auction.
This is the third year for this auction and it was a roaring success. 

Hundreds of riders showed up to take advantage of the offerings but found out this was not going to be your ordinary auction...nope - they were treated to beef on a bun, coffee, chips, cake and all sorts of goodies - for FREE - not to mention the swap meet and of course the bikes! 121 one bikes went under the hammer.

Jon Burman wants people to be excited about motorcycling and about getting good deals. He also wants them to experience the Classy Chassis Cycles experience. He hired Shawn Brittan as his auctioneer again and along with his floor man, Rob, Shawn ran all of the bikes through the auction non stop from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The man is an amazing talent and his floor guy Rob did a fabulous job of making sure no bidder went un noticed. There were Suzuki's, Honda's, Triumph's, Victory's, Pocket bikes and of course Harley's - there was even one Harley signed by Willie G that went under the gavel!

Shawn Brittan in the back and Rob - the floor man in the front
As important as the auctioneer and floor guy are though, there was the most amazing supporting cast for this special weekend event. The volunteers...members of the Kawartha's Bikers Church, the Kindred and individuals from around the region. In all it took somewhere around 30 volunteers along with the staff of Classy Chassis to see the event through to the end and when it was all over, over 30 bikes found new homes.

It was an incredible experience, one that I will be writing a full blown article on for the October 27th Edition of the Busted Knuckle Chronicles, so keep your eyes peeled for that one!

In other news:

Ted Laturnus of the Globe & Mail had some harsh words for some of the riders who attended the Vancouver Toy Run

In Manitoba a former Hells Angel's member gets jail time

Biketoberfest had some violence erupt from an unlikely source, Mark Lucke Criswell, the permits and licensing director for the city of Daytona Beach beat a liquor rep so badly that the man will need facial reconstruction.

And rocker extraordinaire Pat Savage kicks off the promotion of the most amazing album of his career:
Pat Savage's new album Wind & Fire is due for worldwide release on 1st November 2011.

Total Biker FM have exclusive worldwide first play of the new album and a chat to Pat during the week of 17-21 October.

Hear the full interview and every track off the album over a 5 day interview series only on internet radio station Total Biker FM by tuning in to

There will be tracks played each day with a 20 minute chat on air with Pat at 1pm UK time and repeated at 10pm UK time Monday through to Friday.

Spread the word and get ready to rock with the new album. We will also be giving away 5 copies of the new album over the 5 days. Its an event not to miss.
Get in on the action folks - this sounds like one album every rider is going to want to have in their collection!

I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday and that if you are still riding...that you ride with extreme caution!

Belt Drive Betty

Editor & Rider

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